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CARISSIMI: Jephte / Jonas

Composer(s):Carissimi, Giacomo
Artist(s) Zanon, Vittorio, Conductor • Consortium Carissimi, Ensemble
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.557390
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The Story of Jephtha has interlacing solos, some for characters in the story, others involving narration (Historicus) in free arioso. Punctuating this crisp telling of the story come four choruses in six parts, and a duet for two sopranos. They add to the attractive variety of the piece in madrigal-like numbers, ending with the longest and most impressive. The Story of Jonah follows a similar pattern, with the dialogue between Jonah and the Sailors playing an important part, and ending with a fine eight-part chorus for the people of Nineveh, We have sinned Lord. Described as a Serenade, the third work is equally mellifluous, involving more chordal writing. It is here given with the top lines taken by two tenors instead of two sopranos. The brilliant singers

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Review By ,Scherzo,January 2006


SCHERZO_JAN06_8.557390_SP.pdf


Review By ,Record Geijutsu,June 2005


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